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Job Dekker received the Novitski Prize from Lynn Cooley

Job received his Novitski Prize during 59th Annual Drosophila Research Conference on April 11 2018 in Philadelphia, PA.  

Our recent study is covered in Quanta Magazine

  “For the first time, researchers see how proteins grab loops of DNA and bundle them for cell division. The discovery also hints at how the genome folds to regulate gene expression. A human cell carries in its nucleus two meters of spiraling DNA, split up among the 46 slender, double-helical molecules that are its…
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Job Dekker is the recipient of the 2018 Edward Novitski Prize

From Genes to Genomes Article: “The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Job Dekker of the University of Massachusetts Medical School is the recipient of the 2018 Edward Novitski Prize. The award honors investigators who have exhibited “an extraordinary level of creativity and intellectual ingenuity in the solution of significant problems…
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Here’s how cells rapidly stuff two meters of DNA into microscopic capsules

Here’s how cells rapidly stuff two meters of DNA into microscopic capsules

A pathway for mitotic chromosome formation paper

A pathway for mitotic chromosome formation

Packing a Genome, Step-by-Step

Packing a Genome, Step-by-Step

Study answers 100-year-old question about how chromosomes get their distinctive X-shape

Study answers 100-year-old question about how chromosomes get their distinctive X-shape

Job Dekker to serve as inaugural holder of newly established Joseph J. Byrne Chair

Joseph J. Byrne Chair in Biomedical Research, Herman G. Berkman Chair in Diabetes Care Innovation established at UMMS. Job Dekker, Michael Thompson to serve as inaugural holders of newly established endowed chairs. Read more at UMass Med Now

Job Dekker explains DNA organization in New York Times article

Job Dekker explains DNA organization in New York Times article

Job Dekker: Hitting the scientific hi-Cs

Job Dekker: Hitting the scientific hi-Cs